Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Announces Acquisition of ARCA

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

ARCA is becoming part of the NASCAR family. Officials from NASCAR and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) announced Friday (April 27) at Talladega Superspeedway that NASCAR has acquired ARCA, effective immediately. The relationship between NASCAR and ARCA dates back more than 60 years. “Our NASCAR family has long had a special connection with our …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200

(Photo: Bryan Davis Keith)

Chandler Smith stole headlines at Salem all weekend. Natalie Decker has been stealing headlines all season even before winning the pole at Daytona. But on Sunday in southern Indiana, it was the other Venturini car that found its way to Victory Lane. Christian Eckes, who incrementally improved the No. 15 Toyota from a short run …

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Will the Band Play On? Stock Car Racing’s Uncertain Future in the Music City

Photo by Bryan Davis Keith

The brave, coverall-clad souls that weathered snow flurries and bitter cold temperatures to attend ARCA’s recent doubleheader at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway were treated to the same tire-grating, close-quarters stock car racing that has made the bullring a destination track for over 100 years. Between Zane Smith powering to his first ARCA Racing Series win and …

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ARCA Breakdown: Music City 200

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Though he didn’t end up winning the pole, Zane Smith emerged from qualifying as ready to race as anyone in the field, exclaiming repeatedly over the radio that the team’s adjustments from practice had made a “night and day” difference. Going from day to night did suit the No. 41 team just fine as Smith …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Unveils New NASCAR Graphics in Daytona

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Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday.  For me, it’s my 10th year of keeping NASCAR’s media partners honest.  For 2018, there will be no real changes in my output, but there are a couple of minor adjustments on the website. You’ve probably noticed that the TV Listings in the tab has been replaced by Television.  …

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Newly Formed DGR-CROSLEY Acquires Assets of Red Horse Racing

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David Gilliland announced that his late model team, David Gilliland Racing (DGR) has merged with the CROSLEY Racing Group.  The resulting entity, DGR-CROSLEY, has acquired the assets of former Camping World Truck Series team Red Horse Racing. The team will operate from Red Horse Racing’s former shop and field teams in late models, the ARCA …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Provides Good Bristol, Struggles With Progression

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For many, many years, Bristol Motor Speedway in August was one of the crown jewels of NASCAR’s schedule.  The introduction of the Chase (now Playoffs) in 2004 has weakened the weekend slightly.  However, it is still a good time to catch some action. Before we get started, NASCAR announced last week that they will be …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Fontaine Learning from Highs & Lows of 2017 Season

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If you’re going to go out, do so in a ball of flames. For 19-year-old Justin Fontaine, his dream of racing at Daytona International Speedway in February ended with a fiery mess after going head on into the frontstretch wall, leaving the rookie driver on his roof just past pit road exit. Following the scary …

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